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6.22 Farming Today
Introduced by DAVID ADDIS
6.40 Prayer for the Day THE ARCHBISHOP OF ARMAGH


Introduced By: David Addis

: Today in Cologne

The world this morning: how the West Germans see Britain after our first year in Europe. Introduced by Robert Robinson in Cologne, with Douglas Cameron in London
Travel news, What's on and Keep Fit with EILEEN FOWLER
6.55 Weather, programme news
7.0 News and more of Today including at 7.25 SportsdesK; at 7.35* Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50 Travel news
7.55 Weather, programme news
8.0 News and more of Today including at 8.25 Sportsdesk; at 8.35* Today's Papers


Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Douglas Cameron
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: Night Passage

Read by SEAN BARRETT (8)


Read By: Sean Barrett

: News

: These You Have Loved

(Shortened version of Saturday's broadcast) t

: News

: Daily Service

New Every Morning p 79; Into this world of sorrow (BBC hb 515); Canticle 6, part 2; Luke 1, vv 57-66, 80; 2, vv 1-7 (NEB); See amid the winter's snow (BBC HB 190)

: Morning Story

The Champions by JOHN MORROW
Read by Denys Hawthorne
'At this point Cyril took a arm grip on himself. Up till now he realised he had been guilty of the salesman's deadliest sin - negative thinking.' (From Northern Ireland)


Unknown: John Morrow
Read By: Denys Hawthorne

: News

: New Lifelinesin Medicine

A series of seven programmes 1: The Birth of a Baby
Childbirth is still a traumatic and dramatic experience, but because of new drugs and techniques, fatalities are rare and there is no need for the mother to undergo any more pain than she chooses. Indeed childbirth can be painless.
But it is in the field of education for childbirth that the greatest advances have been made. Mothers-to-be and their husbands are taught what to expect, from their first visit to the gynaecologist until the actual moment of delivery. , Compiled and narrated by Tony Van den Bergh Producer ALAN BURGESS

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Joan Yorke Health and Welfare
Flat Feet: AUDREY KAYE meets children who suffer from them, their parents, and an orthopaedist who tells her what can be done about it.


Presenter: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Audrey Kaye

: My Music!

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON , TONY SHRYANE t
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane

: The World at One: News

William Hardcastle


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two
2.0-2.2 News
Canadian Nickel Town: a portrait of Thompson, Manitoba.
What I really liked ...: BEN DUNCAN , DIANA GRAVES and EVELYN HOME on their ideas of a treat when they were young. Soft Water: its silky touch may be something to enjoy - but do we really benefit? What are the advantages and drawbacks of water softeners?
DAVID MARCH reads Auntie Mame by PATRICK DENNIS (5)


Unknown: Ben Duncan
Unknown: Patrick Dennis

: Listen with Mother

Story: My Naughty Little Sister and Crusts by DOROTHY EDWARDS


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Friend by CARL HUGHES
A highly respected member of a local community is found dead. When the police begin their investigations, they realise that his family have an entirely different opinion of him. Could one of them, in fact, be the murderer?


Unknown: Carl Hughes
Producer: Martin Jenkins
Major Key: Brian Haines
Insp Richardson: Manning Wilson
Chief Supt Anstey: Terry Scully
Sgt Harrison: James Hayes
Georgia Smith: Valerie Verdon
Norman: Charles Simon
Mr Ormond: Charles Simon
Terry Baker: David Timson
Edna Worth: Betty Huntley-Wright
Jean Baker: Pauline Letts
Gillian Baker: Jane Knowles
Dr French: Leslie Pitt

: Story Time

Huckleberry Finn
Read by BOB SHERMAN 4: Feuds


Unknown: Huckleberry Finn
Read By: Bob Sherman

: Reports

William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50 Stock Market report


Unknown: William Hardcastle

: News

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

from the TV series based on the characters created by A. J. CRONIN with A Present from Father: written and adapted by DONALD BULL When wealthy Robert Ferguson dies at New Year, Dr Finlay becomes involved in a strange situation.


Unknown: A. J. Cronin
Adapted By: Donald Bull
Unknown: Robert Ferguson
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Fanny Senlac: Faith Brook
James Senlac: Henry Stamper
Fiona Senlac: Bridget McConnell
Ethel Ferguson: Katharine Pace
Dr Snoddie: Eric Woodburn

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlow
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
Nora McAuley: Julia Mark
Zebedee Tring: Graham Rigby
Haydn Evans: Charles Williams
Harry Booker: Alex Johnston
Mary: Catherine Crutchley
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Adamson: Richard Carrington

: News Desk

Adam Raphael presenting world news and views


Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questionsf Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD
(Repeated: Friday, 4.5 pm)
Write to Any Answersf, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: Ruth Ellis

The last woman in this country to be hanged ... If you were to ask 20 people in the street whether she should have hanged, some would probably say: ' Serves her right '; others, 'Nobody should be treated like that.'
Yet she was hanged for the murder of her lover under the law as it then existed in 1955. She offered little defence, she asked no mercy.
Edgar Lustgarten tells us what is now known, but there are still questions to be answered and after the programme he discusses her case with some of those involved. Written and compiled by TONY VAN DEN BERGH


Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten
Unknown: Tony van Den Bergh
Producer: Robert Cradock

: Weather

: The World Tonight:News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world, including International Business Report with at 10.25* Market Trends


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Thurber Carnival
2: The Night the Ghost Got h» abridged and read by BLAIN FAIRMAN


Read By: Blain Fairman

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of the arts and science
People, ideas, events - opinion and discussion. Introduced tonight by Peter France Producer ALAN HAYDOCK


Unknown: Peter France
Producer: Alan Haydock

: Half Speed Ahead?

3: The Safety Catch
GEORGE LUCE jooks at the future of nuclear energy with Sir John Hill , Chairman of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.


Unknown: George Luce
Unknown: John Hill

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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